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Shinsetsu Samurai Spirits Bushido Retsuden (English Translation) Neo-Geo CD

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Status: Complete
Patch Version: 1.1
Last updated: February 4, 2024
Downloads: 1901

This is the bugfix 1.1 (likely final) version of the English translation for Shinsetsu Samurai Spirits Bushido Retsuden, better known outside of Japan as "Samurai Shodown RPG," with its new localized title of "Samurai Shodown: Tales of the Bushido." Full changelog can be found in the readme.


  • 100% complete translation to English
  • Bug fixes from the original Japanese, like some character portraits not being displayed
  • A healthy amount of original art, including a new font & title screen by combustocrat

Quality of Life improvements, which can be toggled via soft DIPs, but are enabled by default in US/EU mode, or disabled for JP mode.

  • Choose between the Neo*Geo CD or the PS1/Saturn version of the elements system
  • Improved potency of permanent stat boost items
  • Adjustable encounter rate
  • Adjustable damage scaling (see manual)
  • Selectable alternate palettes. Hold D while pressing A when confirming any character selection until you hear a chime!

Be sure to check out the translated manual, as it as it details several important gameplay aspects not covered during gameplay.

REDUMP rip - 1 CUE and 32 BIN files
File to patch: Shinsetsu Samurai Spirits - Bushidou Retsuden (Japan) (Track 01).bin
File/ROM SHA-1: 69DA036E094A971A035C63C7B365179E031AEA2C
Jeff Nussbaum aka MoriyaMug: Translation, editing, testing, a few minor visual edits
Justin Gibbins: Hacking and ASM work
Pennywise: Hacking and ASM work
combustocrat: New graphic design & art
RHDO Note: Since we got hit by the Google Core March update negatively. Readme's will no longer be rendered here.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
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6 months ago

Woah i wasn’t expecting this getting fully translated! Let’s Goooo!!!